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ISS cost overruns may halt station assembly
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 12:35 PM ET (1735 GMT)
Cost overruns approaching $4 billion on the American component of the International Space Station could force NASA to end assembly of the orbiting facility far...

Atlantis undocks from ISS
Posted: Fri, Feb 16 2:38 PM ET (1938 GMT)
The space shuttle Atlantis undocked from the International Space Station Friday morning, wrapping up a week's stay at the orbiting facility that featured the...

Mir's deorbit date delayed
Posted: Thu, Feb 15 1:44 PM ET (1844 GMT)
The Russian space station Mir will likely remain in orbit until mid-March, about a week later than previously planned, the Itar-Tass news agency...

Astronauts complete third and final spacewalk
Posted: Thu, Feb 15 12:40 AM ET (0540 GMT)
Two astronauts completed the third and final EVA of shuttle mission STS-98 outside the International Space Station Wednesday. Astronauts Bob Curbeam and Tom Jones...

NASA extends NEAR mission up to 10 days
Updated: Wed, Feb 14 2:50 PM ET (1950 GMT)
Originally Posted: Wed, Feb 14 2:14 PM ET (1914 GMT)
NASA announced this afternoon that they have extended the mission of the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft up to 10 days to perform additional observations from the...

Lockheed Martin: no plans to quit space business
Posted: Wed, Feb 14 11:00 AM ET (1600 GMT)
Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin has no plans to shut down its commercial space business despite the current tough market, senior executives said this week. The...

Will NEAR's mission be extended?
Posted: Tue, Feb 13 6:42 PM ET (2342 GMT)
NASA is mulling a seven- to ten-day extension to the NEAR Shoemaker mission to give scientists more time to study the surface of the...

Discovery rolled out to launch pad for next mission
Posted: Tue, Feb 13 6:33 PM ET (2333 GMT)
While the crew of the shuttle Atlantis continue their current mission at the International Space Station, the shuttle Discovery was rolled out to the launch...

NEAR lands on Eros
Updated: Tue, Feb 13 10:54 AM ET (1554 GMT)
Originally Posted: Mon, Feb 12 4:31 PM ET (2131 GMT)
NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft became the first spacecraft in history to land on an asteroid when it touched down on the surface of Eros...

Shuttle astronauts complete second spacewalk
Posted: Tue, Feb 13 12:36 AM ET (0536 GMT)
Two shuttle astronauts performed a virtually flawless EVA Monday, completing several tasks on the exterior of the International Space Station. The primary goal for astronauts...



news in brief
FCC chairman endorses SpaceX satellite constellation
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:29 PM ET (2329 GMT)

Soyuz launches Progress after delay
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:27 PM ET (2327 GMT)

NASA budget proposal seeks to cancel WFIRST
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:20 PM ET (2320 GMT)

news links
Sunday, February 18
SpaceX reschedules satellite launch for Wednesday
Los Angeles Times — 8:10 am ET (1310 GMT)
Forget countries, take an affordable space holiday soon
Khaleej Times — 8:08 am ET (1308 GMT)


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